First off, DreamWorks has definitely started our week off the right way by settting a December 14th street date for the release of Michael Mann, Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx’s cool as all hell collaboration Collateral. The film will be presented in 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen and English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, DTS 5.1 Surround and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Surround sound—and a French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track will also be included. No word yet on extras, but this two-disc set will be setting the wise back somewhere in the region of $29.99.
On the other hand, Paramount Home Entertainment has gone and officially announced a December 7th release date for 1983’s Jane Alexander, Philip Anglim, William Devane, Lukas Haas and Ross Harris starring, aftermath of a nuclear attack set, cold war scare tactic (sans Shannon Doherty) Testament. The film will be presented in anamorphic widescreen and English Mono audio.
Its extras will include the featurettes:
• Testament at 20
• Testament: Nuclear Thoughts
• Timeline Of The Nuclear Age.
And, if you don’t think the whole idea of us vs. the Soviets is kind of quaint now, this sucker will be costing you around $14.99.
Meanwhile, Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment gets sacrilegious on us by announcing a November 30th t-off for Jim Caviezel’s other film from the year gone by Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius. The true story of “golf icon” (look, this is one of those “sports” I just don’t get) Bobby Jones, who through his intense passion for the game, rose from obscurity to become one of sport's all-time greatest legends.
The Discs Features Will Reportedly Include:
• Widescreeen Presentation
• Director's Commentary
• Celebrating the Legend featurette
• Deleted Scenes
• Photo Gallery
If you just can’t live without another inspirational rise from obscurity this one will be setting you back somewhere around $26.99.
And lastly, Columbia has also gone and announced a December 7th release date for one of the two or three best ‘killer snake’ flicks ever made...Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (oh come on, the competition was Boa, Python and Boa vs. Python people) will be presented in anamorphic widescreen and English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. The disc will reportedly include a Creating Anacondas featurette, a selection of deleted scenes and trailers for up-coming Columbia releases. It will be retailing for ‘round about $26.99.